Had a busy week assisting friends with culls when suddenly two suspected cases of TB turn up. First was a Red hind in Devon in really poor condition. It was an evening stalk and she was out early, which is abnormal behaviour for this area.
There were enlarged lymph nodes and abscesses throughout the carcass. The mesenteric lymph nodes were larger than golf balls and very obvious.
The second was a Fallow pricket in Gloucestershire which was on its own. The animal initially looked ok but but on closer inspection was a bit underweight. Again there were abscesses and enlarged lymph nodes throughout the carcass.